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Blu Stone Bistro

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661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
+1 518-869-9976
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cocktails & Shared Plates

Centrally located, fabulous flavors and creative cocktails make Blu Stone perfect for meeting friends. We started with cocktails like the Herbalist and Bourbon Cider before deciding on individual salads (Kale Caesar and Warm Root Salad were especially good!) and shared small plates and flat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Centrally located, fabulous flavors and creative cocktails make Blu Stone perfect for meeting friends. We started with cocktails like the Herbalist and Bourbon Cider before deciding on individual salads (Kale Caesar and Warm Root Salad were especially good!) and shared small plates and flat breads. The atmosphere is casual and the servers attentive and knowledgable. Bonus was live music played... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lively and knowledgable servers brought us a delightful supper: excellent pea soup, small plate tuna tartare, really good mac 'n cheese. Berry tart with ice cream. A delightful evening in bistro with a nice buzz.

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Melville, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Food and service always excellent here, good selection of entrees and nice wine selection. Very comfortable surroundings

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Top Contributor
261 reviews 261 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We prefer the bar area to the dining room but the food is very good no matter where you choose to eat it. The bar had good service and was not too loud nor too crowded. Seems to attract adults 35-55 and travelers who are staying at the Hotel Indigo that is attached. Very close to the airport and Wolf... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

the best cosmos and espresso martini. I grade all my restaurants on their drinks first. the fixed price dinner offered was a small portion but enough for me and delicious

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Hudson, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The food was good. Nice salad and fish dinner. Great service in this restaurant. The prices were a little high.

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Tokyo, Japan
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119 reviews 119 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Liked the atmosphere. Not too loud. Just right. Adult contemporary. Food: Very good Yellow Fin Tuna (small) shitake soba noodles, Chinese five spice chili lime sauce pickled carrots, roasted seasonal vegetables, sparkling water bottle. Service: Attentive servers Conveniently annexed to Hotel Indigo next door.

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Mustang, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Different type of menu and close to airport. It has good service and tapas style menu with a nice atmosphere. Upscale with out the price. There is also a nice connecting hotel.

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Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The food was good. The motif was nice. Prices were fair. The service was bad. The waitress was very nice, but some how my order was very late arriving at my table. Two coworkers joined us and ordered much later, but they were served very quickly. My dinner arrived after the two of them had finished. Should have been comped,... More 

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Senior Contributor
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22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Came here since our airport hotel didn't have a restaurant and what a pleasant surprise. The staff was friendly and attentive. Our drinks were perfect. And dinner - so much more than we expected. The macaroni and cheese was delish - some of the best I've had. Same for the flatbread. The salads were good but should I ever end... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 661 Albany Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211-1053
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-869-9976

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?